Saraga, Jonathan / Journey To A New World
Album: Journey To A New World   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Saraga, Jonathan   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Fresh Sound New Talent  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-11-12 Pull Date: 2018-01-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 31 Dec 24 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 28, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
The Great Journey
4. Dec 09, 2017: Old Fart at Play
The Guardians
2. Dec 21, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
5. Dec 07, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Dec 15, 2017: Traditions
Sabbath Prayer
6. Nov 30, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
The Guardians

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-09
Reviewed: 2017-11-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The title is appropriate because Saraga takes us on a journey into modern Latin jazz without any old clich├ęs. All tracks are original except #7, a surprise unto itself. The band is tight and versatile, & the plying is evocative.. On a side note, I used to see Remy Le Boeuf and his brother playing jazz at the farmers market in Santa Cruz!
If You Like: Roy Hargrove, Ron Francis Blake, Freddie Hubbard
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Uprising (9:28) - bass/piano starts> uptempo jam slows to slow tempo> trumpet solo> sax solo builds to midtempo & crescendo> melody shift> uptempo jam> quick fade
*2/ The Great Journey (10:52) - trumpet starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo & hesitant> full band swing> piano/trumpet duet> trumpet solo> fast tempo jam slows to long fade
3/ Firm Roots (8:56) - electric piano starts> slow tempo jam> electric piano solo> sax solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> drum solo>slow jam & fade
*4/ Sabbath Prayer (9:53)- trumpet solo starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> guitar solo> trumpet solo> slow jam> fade
*5/ The Guardians (8:49) - trumpet starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> midtempo off-kilter jam> piano solo slows it down> slow jam> bass solo> slow jam swings to uptempo & fades
*6/ Lullaby (7:16) - guitar starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> piano solo> trumpet solo> guitar solo> slow jam> fade
7/ The Fool On The Hill (9:17) - bass starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> percussion solo> trumpet solo> Fender Rhodes/guitar duet> midtempo jam> slow fade & crescendo end
*8/ New World (9:29) - sax starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> guitar solo> sax solo> slow jam> fade

Track Listing
1. Uprising   5. The Guardians
2. The Great Journey   6. Lullaby
3. Firm Roots   7. The Fool On The Hill
4. Sabbath Prayer   8. New World